Irvine, CA (June 1, 2022) - Velociti announced its partnership with Phillips Connect and Justin Ashley Racing for the remainder of the 2022 NHRA Camping World drag racing series. Velociti will serve as Phillips Connect’s technology deployment expert at the track, and join the team for VIP drag racing experiences.
“We’re excited about the partnership and look forward to hosting our clients, partners and employees to a truly unique hospitality experience,” said Velociti SVP, Ryan Powell. “We have a long history in motorsports and this next chapter with Phillips Connect and Justin Ashley Racing will allow us to reach an even larger audience.”
Velociti was recently named Phillips Connect’s exclusive deployment partner and in less than 12 months, has installed more than 10,000 of Phillips Connect’s full smart trailer solutions onto trailers around the country. Velociti focuses its business around rapid, professionally managed deployments, and saw a fit with the Top Fuel action at the NHRA.
“I’ve known Ryan and Deryk for more than 10 years and have been working with them for a while,” said Phillips Connect EVP and prior NHRA Funny Car driver, Jim Epler. “Phillips Connect partnered with Velociti to ensure the most efficient designs and installations for our customers. We’re proud to have them in our NHRA drag racing program, and I’m excited to put this partnership together and watch it grow.”
Velociti recently launched its Technician Training Program, the only program of its kind that trains each of its technicians to ensure proper knowledge and quality of service. Velociti holds a reputation for rapid, high-quality technology deployments in the transportation industry, similar to the Davis Motorsports pit crew at the NHRA.
“I am excited to begin our partnership with Velociti and look forward to working closely together throughout the remainder of the season,” said Justin Ashley, three-time NHRA Top Fuel winner. “Velociti is predicated on fast, efficient, and proper technology installation. The same principles apply to our race team. For our Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster to be successful, our team works diligently on the race car with the same principles at the forefront of what we do. Working with a company like Velociti that shares our core values is critical to our success and we can't wait to introduce them to the NHRA fans and community."
Velociti will kick off its partnership with Justin Ashley and Phillips Connect at the NHRA New England Nationals on June 3, 2022 at the New England Dragway.
Velociti, a global provider of enterprise technology solutions for more than 25 years, helps meet complex business needs by optimizing technology investments, lowering costs, and improving employee and customer acceptance. Its innovative design, rapid installation and deployment, and proactive support services for a broad range of transportation and networking technologies are provided by a highly experienced full-time team of engineers, project managers, certified technicians and call center staff. Velociti serves transportation, retail, food service, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, government, hospitality and outdoor venues, including many Fortune 500 companies. For more information visit https://www.velociti.com/ or call toll free (855)-233-7210.
About Justin Ashley Racing
Justin Ashley Racing in partnership with Davis Motorsports fields the Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. In 2021 Ashley raced to three final rounds with a win at the Texas Fall Nationals in Dallas and ultimately finished No. 4 in the Top Fuel standings. During his Top Fuel rookie season in 2020 Justin won the NHRA Summernationals, finished in the Top Ten and was recognized as the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year. Prior to his professional debut Ashley had three wins in Top Alcohol Dragster on the Lucas Oil Series. He is the son of multi-time NHRA national event winner Mike Ashley. In 2017, he was named to the Drag Illustrated magazine’s 30 under 30 list, highlighting some of racing’s most promising young individuals on and off the racetrack. To learn more about Justin Ashley Racing, visit JustinAshley.com.
About Phillips Connect
Phillips Connect takes telematics light-years beyond basic GPS tracking by combining the industry’s most advanced connected asset solutions for trailers, chassis, and containers with a variety of sensors including brake, tire pressure, and light sensors, among others. Its products are seamlessly integrated with the Connect1 user interface, giving fleet managers the information they need to turn their assets faster and maximize driver productivity.
Phillips Connect has developed industry IoT sensor connection technology that is widely used in the freight industry. Phillips Connect is truly transforming the industry and continues to do so by keeping drivers in the seat and their cargo safe. The products are designed to improve overall safety and security, reduce costs in fleet maintenance, and dramatically enhance fleet asset utilization. Phillips Connect is a stand-alone company within the Phillips Technologies Group portfolio of companies. Visit www.phillips-connect.com for more information.